| Dec 14, 2013
| 5:45 PM
While it's better to give than to receive at the holidays, we all like to get presents. And having so many of our gifts shipped to our doors opens the doors for con artists to get us.
They send emails appearing to come from the post office or delivery...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Three months after it painted Los Angeles as a metropolis stumbling into decline, the Los Angeles 2020 Commission offered 13 recommendations Wednesday that it said would “put the city on a path to fiscal stability and renew job creation.”...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 6:27 PM
Three months after it painted L.A. as a metropolis stumbling into decline, the Los Angeles 2020 Commission offered 13 recommendations Wednesday that it said would attract jobs and "put the city on a path to fiscal stability."
The group of prominent...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 6:00 AM
The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are like the Coke and Pepsi of U.S. maritime transportation.
They seem similar, they dominate the competition but they have a long history of less-than-friendly rivalry. Now, an independent commission's proposal...
| Apr 12, 2014
| 8:37 AM
When a three-day strike by local longshoremen forced the 718-foot CCNI Antofagasta to sail out of the port of Baltimore without unloading its container cargo, the effects rippled across the country and overseas.
Several shipping lines scrambled to...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 8:12 PM
CORNUCOPIA, Wis. — On some days, Kevin Hunt stands at his Star North gas station in this eye-blink of a town on mighty Lake Superior, marveling at Mother Nature and his own dumb luck. Everywhere he looks: ice and people.
Months ago, many warned...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 10:49 AM
The port of Baltimore's continuing labor dispute, which boiled over in a three-day dockworkers strike in October before a three-month "cooling-off" period, now simmers with uncertainty.
Labor peace in the port seems precarious. A contract covering the...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 3:27 PM
In a move that might aid the port of Baltimore, the world's three largest shipping companies announced that they will form a global alliance to boost fleet capacity and reduce operating costs.
If the partnership of the Maersk Line, Mediterranean Shipping...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 11:32 AM
At a time when the election of a new, allegedly "moderate" president of Iran has created much excitement and raised many expectations, a more sober assessment of the nature of the Iranian regime is found in the annual report on terrorism issued by the...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 5:15 AM
In his recent commentary, Jay Bernstein wants the Maryland authorities to maintain a restrictive policy warning shippers that "if you trade with Iran, you can't trade here" ("Keep up the pressure on Iran," June 21). But the principles of free trade and...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 6:07 PM
When Keith Short began delivering packages for UPS in Glen Burnie 23 years ago, he used bulky pads of paper to track parcels and pens that froze in the cold. Today, Short scans packages on and off his truck with a handheld computer that tells him what...